Underground coal fires


In Indonesia in 1997, there were still peat fires burning in the earth from the El Niño events of 1983. Rain does not extinguish deep peat or coal fires. They smoulder, like self-combustion, underground indefinitely.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST